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Ford recalls Fusion, Lincoln MKZ for faulty airbags

Passenger side front airbags on 215 cars may not inflate fully in crashes

Published: November 2, 2018, 8:30 PM
Updated: November 8, 2018, 3:38 AM

2010 Ford Fusion - being recalled for a passenger side front airbag that may not deploy fully.

Ford is recalling 215 Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs to deal with faulty airbag inflators that may fail to properly protect front seat passengers.

2010 Ford Fusion - being recalled for a passenger side front airbag that may not deploy fully.

Although it is not aware of any incidents involving the issue, Ford has discovered the bracket that secures the airbag inflator to the module housing on passenger-side front airbags may deform, allowing the inflator gas to leak out, as a result. This would result in the airbag not inflating completely, which would decrease the protection offered and increase the likelihood of injury in a crash.

Ford has identified just 215 cars — 2010 Ford Focus and 2010-12 Lincoln MKZ — all in the US and federalized territories, and all sourced from the Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico.

2011 Lincoln MKZ - being recalled for a passenger side front airbag that may not deploy fully.

Dealers will replace the passenger-side front airbag module.